[NTLK] How important is the Battery's temperature switch

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Thu Nov 4 19:08:10 EDT 2010

You are correct Tony.  If the thermistor is not present and correctly  
connected the the 2x00 or eMate 300 will not charge the battery pack.
However, he may be referring to the safety component that reduces  
charge if high temperatures occur.
about 7th image

The charge cycle will work just fine without this, but should there be  
a short across batteries plastic melting and skin burning temps can be  
reached very rapidly.
This should never be omitted.


On Nov 4, 2010, at 5:02 PM, Tony Morrow wrote:

> On Nov 4, 2010, at 11:01 AM, Andrei Chichak wrote:
> <snip>
>> Are they important? The lack of a temperature sensor will either
>> tell the Newt that the pack is always cold (and the pack will be
>> overcharged) or hot (and the pack will never be charged). The lack
>> of the polyswitch is a little less critical, you don't need it until
>> you do.
>> Andrei
> <snip>
> Don't forget that if the temperature sensor is not detected then the
> Newton assumes a nonrechargable battery tray is inserted. Therefore,
> it will not attempt to charge the batteries. I wish I could remember
> where I found that information, but the closest thing I could come up
> with was the hack Daniel Padilla documented. <http://dev.newtontalk.net/dpadilla/battery.htm
> -Tony Morrow

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